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That empty feeling as football fans miss out on Irish Cup semi-finals

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Coleraine supporters Dougie and Roberta Wilson

Coleraine supporters Dougie and Roberta Wilson

Windsor Park will host both semi-finals today

Windsor Park will host both semi-finals today

Ballymena fan David McCaig

Ballymena fan David McCaig

Cliftonville fan Pedro Donald

Cliftonville fan Pedro Donald

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Glentoran fan Girvan Wiltshire

Glentoran fan Girvan Wiltshire

Coleraine supporters Dougie and Roberta Wilson

In any other season they would have been gathered in the stands, cheering on their respective sides as they battle to make the biggest game in local football.

But not this year for supporters of Cliftonville, Glentoran, Ballymena United and Coleraine.

The legacy of lockdown means a lockout from today's Irish Cup semi-finals.